Oct 5

Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin (and other stuff)

Category: Films/TV, Uncategorized

Ok, this is an interesting movie.

I have to admit, i had *NEVER* heard of this film until a friend of mine bought it over last weekend when he visited me.

Knowing of my liking of 80’s movies AND also Sci-Fi in general he got me to sit down to watch it.

Boy was I in for a shock.

The film is a pretty good rip-off of StarWars in terms of plot (then again Star Wars *isnt* all that original when you think about it), but what got me though is that they even went as far as to use alot of the original (or so it appears) sound FX from Starwars (ranging from the Laser blasts, to the sound of the ships flying past).

Talking of the ships though, they are REALLY well animated considering when the film was made… actually the animation in general *is* good, although the colors of the film havnt held up as the years have progressed. From what i can find out, they actually used computer models to animate the space ships and then drew over the results (a form of rotoscoping, that had earlier been used in The Lord Of The Rings (animated version)). The animation of the actual characters though ranges from very good, to saturday morning cartoon quality. There are moments of real “they HAD to have an actor in for that part” area’s whilst others make you think that they used a blind animator…

Anyway, for some strange reason, I am going to off and watch the film again (once I get round to catching up with Heroes/Stargate Atlantis/Sanctuary/Sarah Connor Chronicles and a few other series >.> )

BTW, Stargate Atlantis just got interesting again, even though its only got another 10 episodes left in it :(

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